Author Archives: David Sydiongco

Sleeping Dogs announced, trailer features Photek

Square Enix has announced the release of Sleeping Dogs, a Hong Kong-styled take on the Grand Theft Auto open-world formula, with an impressive live action trailer.

It features plenty of well-choreographed gunplay, martial arts, cleaver throws and general ass-kicking. It also uses, to full effect, the dubstep track “Sleepwalking” by Los Angeles producer Photek, with the vocals by down-tempo songbird LINCHE.

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WarRock’s Mass Effect 3 EP brings Nerdcore to the Citadel

Adam WarRock has released a free 5-track EP all about our favorite epic, sci-fi series, Mass Effect. It features the ill-rhymes suit for the bloody work of a Renegade.

The “ME3 EP” is full of impressive nerdcore lyrics and delivery, combined with great samples from Jay-Z, Cypress Hill, Handsome Boy Modeling School and more. You can download the EP over at Destructoid, where WarRock is also a community member.

The Memphis-based rapper, who previous rose to internet stardom with his hilarious hip-hop tribute to Parks & Recreation, is also an avid gamer, and apparently very excited for the upcoming release of the Mass Effect 3 demo, which goes live on February 14th.

Hopefully WarRock’s girlfriend is down to play some ME3 co-op, otherwise it’s going to be a lonely night.

Hit the jump to check out our track-by-track run through.

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Godspeed, Mr. Freeman

Youtube user SkipPrime has created this haunting music video, syncing the bleak visuals of Half-Life 2, using 100% in-game footage, to the apocalyptic tones of Godspeed You! Black Emperor’s “The Dead Flag Blues.”

According to Kotaku, SkipPrime “spent over 100 hours,” putting together this well-crafted montage.

The ominous song is a perfect compliment to the hopeless struggle of humans in City 17. The speaker describes a futuristic dystopia, where a corrupt government barely controls the chaos by drugging its citizens, teetering on the end of the world.

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Dubstep & Game Trailers: End the trend

These days, it seems like every other new video game trailer comes packed full of “wubs and dubs,” while short-changing the audience on content.

Dubstep, the highly popular, bass-heavy electronic music genre, has been making frequent appearances in game trailers since the latter half of 2011.

As the “music” of the now-infamous Skrillex began frequenting more and more frat house ragers and crappy sushi bars, so did the gaming industry fall head-over-heels for the latest music trend.

By nature, it’s a high-energy, kinetic style of music that can make even the most mundane actions seem epic.

But this is one fad that needs to come to a swift end.

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